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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence, once a medieval village, is the only study abroad center in the region that offers classes in both French and English. The School prides itself on the diversity of its course offerings in both languages, which enables students with strong French language ability and those just beginning to study the language to gain access to a study abroad experience. The multiple course offerings allow students to fulfill many of their general education requirements and complete major and minor requirements linked to areas in the humanities, social sciences, education, and the arts.


Area(s) of Study

  • Ancient History And Classical
  • Cultural Studies
  • Human Dev And Family Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Architectural Interior Design
  • English
  • International Business
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Religious Studies
  • Art History
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Social Science
  • Business Administration
  • Fine Arts
  • Legal Environment Of Business
  • Studio Art
  • Classical Civilization
  • French
  • Liberal Arts
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Communication
  • French Civilization
  • Management
  • Visual Art Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Government
  • Marketing
  • Writing
  • Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies

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Academic Information

Courses available in Archaeology, Architectural Design, Art & Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, French Language and Literature, History, Peace Studies, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, and Wine Studies. Students enroll in 12-18 credits during the semester and 6-9 credits during the summer.


IAU courses are taught by experienced and credentialed faculty. They employ interactive teaching styles while creating an active and exciting learning environment. IAU faculty are top in their field and have developed curriculum and course content that is academically rigorous and rewarding.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and French


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


COVID UPDATE: Due to the enduring effects of the pandemic, students are currently being placed in student residences instead of homestays. Meals (lunch and dinner) and laundry service are not included. However, students will have a kitchen and all necessities in order to cook meals. (last updated 3/16/22)

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Priority deadlines listed below are UT study abroad app deadlines; final deadlines are IAU app deadlines. Students must apply in that order. Budgets below are samples but include everything a student will need except money for extensive personal travel. Summer budgets are based on the 6-week, 6-credit program option. Check the IAU website!


- Spring
  • Program: January 21, 2023 to May 14, 2023
  • Instructional: January 25, 2023 to May 8, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: September 23, 2022
  • Final Deadline: October 5, 2022
- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 4, 2022 to July 17, 2022
  • Instructional: June 5, 2022 to July 15, 2022
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2022
- Fall
  • Program: September 3, 2022 to December 15, 2022
  • Instructional: September 5, 2022 to December 14, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Final Deadline: April 15, 2022

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Ellen Birch

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore: France & Belgium. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below. Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change